Country Music Star in Fatal Car Crash

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( – This week, a serious car accident happened in Kentucky involving a country singer known from American Idol.

Alex Miller and his band were in a bus hit by another car. The crash led to a sad outcome, with the other driver passing away.

Kentucky State Police shared details on Wednesday (Feb. 14) about the crash in Rockcastle County. They said 53-year-old James M. Mcpheron lost control of his car and swerved into the path of Miller’s tour bus, driven by 43-year-old Roger D. Miller. Mcpheron was taken to a hospital but didn’t survive his injuries.

Miller’s team put out a statement on social media about the accident. “While traveling back from a vacation, country recording star Alex Miller and several members of his band were on a bus that was hit by a car,” the statement said. It added, “No one on the bus was injured.” The statement also shared, “Sadly, the driver of the car is deceased. Alex sends his thoughts and prayers to the gentleman and his family.” They also mentioned that the Kentucky State Police are still looking into what happened.

Talking to the New York Post, Miller’s manager described the crash, saying “the car glanced off the bus and went approximately 250 feet beyond the impact.” The crash damaged the bus door, making Miller and his band leave through a window. “It was a very, very, very unfortunate situation,” the manager said. “It’s just horrible.”

Miller’s manager also spoke to People, saying Miller feels “very sorry that the driver of the car is deceased.”

Alex Miller is from Lancaster, Kentucky, and got famous after appearing on American Idol Season 19 at 17 years old. He made it to “Hollywood Week” but didn’t get into the Top 24. The accident has clearly left him and his team shaken, with their thoughts going out to the driver’s family during this tough time.